Budapest to Amsterdam cruise

Avalon Affinity Cruise Review to Europe

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 43

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Avalon Affinity

14 Night Magnificent Europe Westbound (Budapest To Amsterdam)

Sail date: May 09, 2014

Ship: Avalon Affinity

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary


We met at Hotel Continental in Budapest, drop off luggage around 11AM then went to the local bazar for great shopping. Back at hotel to wait with others going on cruise( got to talk and meet some then that became friendly group of 12 during cruise) boarded about 4PM. Tip: keep small carry on with you as you may get your room before your luggage gets to you.  Meals were very good. They serve  coffee and cake at 3 to 4. Excursions were good but lots of walking on cobble stone streets so bring good walking shoes. It was very cold for us in May, some days in 40's and 50's so plan to layer up and have waterproof jacket for top layer. Affinty has a small library and sitting room at back of ship which is great for playing cards or talking story with others on cruise. Machine for make your own coffee, lattes, hot chocolate and tea was wonderful. On board guest zither demonstration and German singing group were excellent. Don't miss the mechanical music box museum tour it was fantastic to see. 




Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Only about 128 people on ship so it's easy to meet people. Open seating at meals , so just ask if you can join a table, easy to do on this cruise ship.

Ports of call

Bratislava, Slovakia

5 out of 5
Got to see a real local wedding party parade through the street.

Vienna, Austria

5 out of 5
Loved the great pastry shops.

Durnstein, Austria

3 out of 5

Melk, Austria

3 out of 5

Linz, Austria

3 out of 5

Passau, Germany

3 out of 5

Regensburg, Germany

5 out of 5
Wonderful music museum and special coffee

Traveler Photos

Special coffee with the gang Sailing past castles German wurst after excursion
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